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Historic day in New York as Iona College becomes Iona University

During the announcement, the president of Iona University Seamus CareyPh.D., said the change reflects the quality and prestige of a Iona education, and will support the growth of the institution by attracting top talent from around the world. He was joined at the reveal by students, faculty, staff, alumni and board members, as well as community partners.

“While this change reflects the growth, structure and direction of Ionait also carries on the legacy that we have inherited,” Carey said. “Our name is different, but our mission and values ​​are the same.

Founded by the Christian Brothers and inspired by the legacy of Blessed Edmund Rice and Saint Columba, Iona’s success comes despite the headwinds faced by others in higher education.

In March 2020, Iona was on the front line when COVID-19 hit New Rochelle – the epicenter of the pandemic. Hailed as the “first to close, first to reopen”, Iona pushed on the path of innovation. Today, Iona University has become an anomaly in higher education.

While registrations have increased by 35% in three years, Iona acquired a second campus in Bronxville, NYto expand its programming inside and outside the classroom.

Notably, Iona launched a new, leading health sciences school to develop the next generation of health professionals in collaboration with NewYork-Presbyterian, ranked the New York one #1 hospital by US News and World Report. Supported by a $20 million gift, the NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences will open its state-of-the-art facilities to Bronxville this month of January. Meanwhile, Iona continues to add academic programs to the LaPenta School of Business and the School of Arts & Science, in addition to expanding club sports, performing arts, and other activities that allow students to “learn outside the lines” of the classroom.

“Just as St. Columba, Blessed Edmund Rice and the Christian Brethren looked beyond their own interests to meet the pressing needs of their time, we understand that our mission has never been more important,” Carey said. “Class by class, year by year, we help students understand why it is in their best interest to choose a life of responsible citizenship, one that is motivated by caring and compassion rather than narrow self-interest. we are efficient, we not only fulfill our duty as teachers and administrators, but we also fulfill our social responsibility to contribute to an educated citizenship.These are the values ​​that will continue to drive Iona University in the future.

With a total enrollment of nearly 4,000 students, Iona is highly accredited, offering a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate programs. The switch to Iona University came into effect on July 1, 2022.

SOURCEUniversity of Iona

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